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Ruth Huggler
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140 Years Ago - 1881

We expect that Jeffersonville will have some summer boarders this summer.

An Indian maxim says: “Plant your corn when the leaves of the oak are the size of a mouse's …

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May 4, 2021 Edition


140 Years Ago - 1881

We expect that Jeffersonville will have some summer boarders this summer.

An Indian maxim says: “Plant your corn when the leaves of the oak are the size of a mouse's ear.”

There is a notice up for all pupils of School No. 1, Narrowsburg, to be vaccinated under penalty of being excluded from school.

The farm of Clark N. Fisk, containing 95 acres, 5 miles west of Jeffersonville, has been sold to a party from New York.

Consideration, $3,200.

The New York, Ontario & Western Railway Company has contracted for the construction of the line between Weehawken and Middletown.

The corporation limits of Middletown have been extended to include the O&W shops and the State Asylum.

ADV. — I have just returned from New York with a carefully selected stock of millinery and fancy goods and invite all to come and examine them. — Mrs. Tyler.

One hundred and twenty cars were loaded with oil at Hancock one day last week.

The buffalo will soon cease to roam our western plains. During last fall and winter, 83,000 hides from this animal were sold at Miles City, Montana.

130 Years Ago - 1891

J.H. Lawrence's new boarding house at White Sulphur Springs is nearing completion and will be a great improvement to the village.

Mrs. Lewis R. Hardenburg has sold her farm situated about one mile north of Youngsville to Edward Hardenburg.

A temperance lecture will be held in the M.E. Church on May 11th. A.E. Seymour will deliver an address on the reform question of the day.

Mrs. Emma E. Gamble of Middletown was married to J.C. Lyon on Thursday. Both are former Fallsburg residents.

Mrs. W.C. Brand was elected president of the dramatic society in Jeffersonville. W. Lieb was named vice president; Miss Josie Young, secretary; and Miss Frances Grouten, treasurer.

Take your butter, eggs, potatoes and wool to Krenrich for cash or barter. — ADV.

Simon Diehl has purchased from Charles Scheidell a piece of land situated on Bogardus Avenue, between the properties of J.C. Abplanalp and R. Maltby.

The following was recorded in The Register as an estimate of the population in some of the more important villages of Sullivan County: Monticello, 1300; Liberty, 900; Wurtsboro, 800; Livingston Manor, 700; Roscoe and Rockland, 600; Jeffersonville, 500; Callicoon Depot, 450; Narrowburg and Cochecton, unknown; and Grahamsville and Unionville, 400.

120 Years Ago - 1901

Charles Beck, brother of John Beck of Jeff, and the head of the large paper and card house of that name in Philadelphia, Pa., sailed on Tuesday for a tour of Europe.

Spring buying will result from spring advertising.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Diehl, who were married last week, have begun housekeeping in the McIntosh house in Falls Mills.

A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. James Doughty of Liberty on May 1st.

The Eagle Hotel looks as bright as a new Easter bonnet in its new colors of yellow, lavender, light and dark green, cream and red.

Farmers are behind in their spring work.

Hugh Townsend of Briscoe and Miss Cora Gerken of Hurd Settlement were married at the parsonage of the German M.E. Church in Jeffersonville on Monday. Walter Townsend and Miss Lillian Kurtz of Jeffersonville were the witnesses to the ceremony.

A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. J. Hust of North Branch.

The Kenoza Lake School had Arbor Day exercises on Friday. Two trees were planted. One was named the “Joseph Demer Tree” and the other, “The Twentieth Century Tree.”

Posts are being drawn for the new iron fence which will be built soon around the Evergreen Cemetery in Bethel.

Fred Boyer is having his house in Callicoon enlarged for the purpose of keeping boarders.

The Hudson River Telephone Co. is arranging to extend its line from Monticello to Honesdale by way of Narrowsburg.

110 Years Ago - 1911

The county road through Jeffersonville is worse since the oil was put on last Fall than it was before. In wet weather, the road is full of mud and in dry, the dust is an inch or more deep. Another evidence of the inefficiency of state supervision of road work.

Edward V. McDermott and family have moved from the Eltz house on Swiss Hill to the Eggler house on the Tuthill place, near Jeffersonville.

Rev. Samuel Muery preach­ed his farewell sermon at the Reformed Church Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Ebbert of Callicoon are parents of a daughter.

Anthony Thony of Swiss Hill has sold his sorrel mare to Nick Martin.

As a result of a collision of rigs Wednesday night of last week, Mrs. Louis Bauernfeind, wife of the proprietor of Bauernfeind's Hotel of North Branch, is lying at her home in a semi-conscious condition between life and death.

The Ward cottage on the island owned by Mrs. Ida Schol, has been replaced by a fine new house.

Miss Libby Caille of New York opened up her cottage, Villa Emma, here for the summer.

Rev. John F.G. Leupke, the new pastor of Jeffersonville, Youngs­ville, North Branch and Hortonville, arrived here from Brooklyn this week. He replaces Rev. S. Muery.

Mrs. Wilmot L. Moulthrop of Kenoza Lake died Monday evening. She was twenty-four years old.

100 Years Ago - 1921

Mrs. Marie Schlingplesser has sold the Maple Grove Hotel at Youngsville to David Lambert of New York for $18,500.

William P. Krantz has sold his Hillside Cottage and farm of sixty acres at Kenoza Lake to Conrad Koch of Brooklyn.

Chester A. Yaeger, formerly of Jeffersonville, who now has a large garage and supply station at Liberty, has sold 65 Ford cars this spring and is now receiving a carload almost daily.

The post office property on the corner of Main Street and Maple Avenue has been sold by Conrad Metzger to Irving Markowsky.

Fred W. Seibert has made arrangements to build an 18x44 one-story addition on the upper side of his store, “The Shoppe.”

Mr. and Mrs. John S. Wehner of Sixteen welcomed a little daughter on May 10th.

John Redington, aged 85, a native of Ireland, died at his home in Liberty on May 1st.

The meanest man yet was reported the other day. It was a fellow who wouldn't let his boy mow the lawn because it gave him such an awful appetite.

90 Years Ago - 1931

PTA officers to be installed on Tuesday are: Abe Roth, president; Mrs. Charles S. Hick and Mrs. L.A. Kohl, vice presidents; Mrs. Ada VanKeuren, recording secretary; Mrs. Harvey Martin, corresponding secretary; and Mrs. Ralph Myers, treasurer.

The Callicoon Town Board granted the petition of Youngsville residents for a street lighting district there.

It is reported that Haiken and Seiken of Liberty have rented the store formerly used as a meat market in the Hanofee building, White Sulphur Springs, and will open a drugstore and ice cream parlor.

Charles Scheidell moved his excavator to the Maisell building on Silver Hill where he is digging the cellar for the new house which Dr. Maisell will build.

The sentiment of the people of Jeffersonville is decidedly against Daylight Saving Time. At a special election the proposition was defeated by a vote of 89 to 40.

Miss Louise Fippanger has taken the job of bookkeeper in Wm. J. Grishaber's new office in the Ranft building.

Rev. Gebhardt W.I. Landu, pastor of the Jeffersonville Presbyterian Church over 50 years ago, died at his home in Paterson, N.J., on April 20.

80 Years Ago - 1941

Miss Herminia Bird, registered nurse, died at the home of her brother, Henry, in Jeffersonville on May 6.

Last October, Merritt Tegeler of Damascus, Pa., lost his class ring. A few days ago he received a card from a Wilkes-Barre, Pa., butcher stating he had found the ring in the stomach of a cow he slaughtered, having purchased the animal from Merritt's father, R.L. Tegeler.

Otto George Spielmann of Youngsville and Miss Florence Alice Cross of Hurleyville were married on May 3rd.

Miss Myrtle Arlene Le­schorn of Liberty became the bride of Kenneth Beseth of White Sulphur Springs on May 4th.

Edwin Kilfert has bought the George Yaeger house on Mill St.

W.J. Grishaber is turning a couple of the buildings of his Kenoza Falls Lodge property into bungalows and apartments.

Herb Grishaber now has a flowing artesian well alongside his house on Jefferson Avenue.

Miss Romelia Segar was awarded first place for her magazine cover entry on the theme Memorial Day at the DUSCO press conference at the Middletown High School.

A daughter was born May 5th to Mr. and Mrs. Leo Wolf of Spring Valley. Mrs. Wolf is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Rudolf of Jeffersonville.

Among the young men who left Liberty this week for military training were Harold Tremper and Manuel Gottlieb of Youngsville, Henry Reinheimer and Ludwig Boerner of Callicoon Center.

Those who leave May 12th are: Clifford Krantz of the Beechwoods, Elmer Robisch of Hortonville, Edward Fry of White Lake and Abe Strong of Cochecton Center.

70 Years Ago - 1951

The Delaware-Sullivan base­ball league season will open on May 20th at the Lions Field in Jeffersonville, when Walton will play Jeff. Peter Saulina is managing the Jeff Lions. Roxbury is playing at Roscoe the same day and Margaretville is at Liberty.

Mark Kohler, in a freak accident, broke the Jeff village water main Tuesday night at 7:30. It happened when he was plowing Mrs. Carrie Schmidt's garden on Maple Avenue and ran into a cobblestone. On Mrs. Schmidt's instructions, he got rid of it by tossing it off the bridge near her home. The “splash” continued as the stone went into the water for quite some time, for Mark had broken the water main. Water Superintendent William Huff was hastily called and turned off the water in the village. The broken pipe was replaced Wednesday afternoon, but by that time the school children had had a day's holiday with school closed for lack of water.

Four generations of the Reums were present for the 30th anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Reum, held at the home of their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Myers, on April 26th.

A daughter was born on April 26th to Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Robisch of Callicoon at the Callicoon Hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. John Miller of Youngsville are the proud parents of a baby boy born April 29th. They will call him John Jr.

Mrs. Regina Wenninger was elected president of the Youngs­ville PTA Monday night. Martin Schimm was re-elected first vice president; Ronald Batson, second vice president; Mrs. Marion Divine, secretary; and John Eagin, treasurer.

A surprise party was given Sunday night at their home for Mr. and Mrs. Philip Schaefer in honor of their 28th wedding anniversary.

60 Years Ago - 1961

Gilbert Weiss of Jeffersonville will become a cashier at the First National Bank in Jeffersonville on May 1. He is a native of Jeffersonville and he succeeds John Wohltjen.

Jane Newham, valedictorian of the Class of 1961, of J-YCS, has won a Regent's Scholarship.

Victor Vincent, a businessman in Jeffersonville for many years, is liquidating his business. Vic will go into some other business in the near future.

Albert Linder, formerly of Callicoon, died on April 20 at Queens General Hospital. Burial was in Hortonville.

50 years ago - 1971

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew W. Forness Jr. of Winter Park, Fla., are the parents of twin sons born April 24, 1971, the birthday of their paternal grandfather. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew W. Forness Sr. and son, Joseph, are the operators of the Huff House in Roscoe.

Louis Soracco was promoted to chief of the Liberty Police Department by the village board at a recent meeting. An officer since 1936, he was the first policeman in Sullivan County to attain the ranks of sergeant and lieutenant through Civil Service examinations.

The third annual salute to organized labor in the Mid-Hudson Valley accompanied by the strains of the 70-youth-strong Little Big Horns Drum and Bugle Corps of Liberty will provide the festive background tonight (April 29) when the Might M, Monticello Raceway, launches its 14th consecutive season.

40 Years Ago - 1981

Beatrice Brother, a secretary with Goldstein and Goldstein, Monticello attorneys, was selected as Sullivan County Secretary of the Year by the Sullivan County Democrat during National Secretaries Week. She received a bouquet from the local newspaper.

Nancy Conjura of Grahamsville received her crown as 1981 Sullivan County Dairy Princess at a banquet Saturday evening at the Delaware Youth Center in Callicoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Buckles of Grahamsville were honored on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary with a party in Livingston Manor. They were married April 19, 1931, in Queens.

Mrs. Minnie Pratt of Callicoon Center will be 99 on Saturday, May 2.

30 Years Ago - 1991

A meeting to reorganize the Ladies Auxiliary to American Legion Post #276 will be held Wednesday, May 1. Commander Michael Knack has asked the auxiliary to reactivate.

Marshall Machinery of Honesdale, Pa., held an open house recently with eight of the ten models of the Rumely tractors which the Marshall family owns, on display. Rumely Oil Pull tractors were manufactured in LaPorte, Ind., from 1910 to 1930.

Marine Lt. Keith Hocker, physical education teacher at Livingston Manor School, was honored by the elementary grades on his return from duty in the Persian Gulf War. Also honored were three other veterans from the Rockland area, Dennis Hamilton, Dennis Dingevan and David Bertholf.

Cpl. John Swendsen, son of Roger and Clara Swendsen of Tyler Hill, Pa., has returned home after serving in a tank division during the war in the Persian Gulf.

20 Years Ago - 2001

The villages of Jeffersonville and Liberty were saddened this past Saturday to hear the news that two of their longtime residents had died. Joseph “Jess” Abel, who worked at the Jeffersonville Pharmacy from the age of 8 until 1984, died Saturday, April 28, 2001 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., at the age of 81. When he became Town of Callicoon historian, he set out to assemble records of the cemeteries and important data of the town and the village of Jeffersonville, in an effort to recoup data which was lost in a fire in the village in 1890.

Charlie Barbuti Sr., a successful businessman in Liberty and active political figure for many years, died Saturday, April 28, 2001 at his home at age 86. A longtime member of the Town of Liberty Democratic Club, he was a 20-year elected Councilman for the town board and a former Village of Liberty board trustee. His association with baseball and softball in Sullivan County spanned eight decades.

A new venture at a longtime business is under way in Livingston Manor. The Towne Crier, a monthly newspaper serving the Livingston Manor area, is changing hands. After a successful 10-year run, Towne Crier founder Carolyn Bivins will turn it over to new owners Barbara Gref, David Dann, and Van Morrow. It was, and still remains, a free newspaper.

The Sullivan County Community Chorus will kick off its silver anniversary year over the next two weekends.

A cell tower application near Callicoon has stirred up controversy, and several dozen area residents turned out Wednesday to speak out about it, mostly to voice opposition. The cell tower issue will be discussed at the next public meeting of the Town of Delaware Planning Board.

10 Years Ago - 2011

After 47 years of treating every customer “like friends and family,” the Weinstein family closed “Bernie's Holiday Restaurant.” The new owners - Butch and Randy Resnick of Resnick Supermarket Equipment in Mountaindale - have big plans for the famous restaurant, located on Rock Hill Drive, overlooking Route 17, planning to open a restaurant and a catering hall.

Fallsburg Jr./Sr. High School and Benjamin Cosor Elementary School recently sponsored a ceremony recognizing those students who received the Al Rasnick “Do the Right Thing Award.” This award sponsored by Judge Bart Rasnick and the Rasnick family in memory of their father, Al Rasnick, recognizes students that have gone “above and beyond” demonstrating acts of kindness to their fellow students or teachers. The students honored were Joshua Conlon, Daniel Lang and Isabel Mejia.

When Nick Mootz, Sullivan West Class of 2009, received the devastating news he had Hodgkin's lymphoma, his family began the rollercoaster ride of emotion that this earth-shattering diagnosis brings. Nick wanted to give something back to others, especially to children facing cancer. In 2007, Mootz shaved his head for St. Baldrick's and began something very special at Sullivan West. Each year, the Student Council, supported his efforts and this great cause helping to raise $3,778 for childhood cancer at the latest event held at the Kenoza Lake Fire Hall.


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